Northwest Interagency Coordination Center

The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center serves as the northwest area geographic focal point to provide logistical support and intelligence relative to anticipated and ongoing wildfire activity for all federal and cooperating state wildland fire suppression agencies. The Center facilitates movement of resources between agencies' units and, concurrently, ensures fire suppression capabilities to support large fire potential by monitoring weather and prescribed burning activity within the area. The Center also responds to requests for support to other geographic areas from the National Interagency Coordination Center at the National Interagency Fire Center.

Though the Center was primarily established to support wildland fire suppression efforts, it also plays a significant role in providing logistical support to the needs of other natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, volcano eruptions, etc. The Center is the focal point in the Northwest for area level support to Emergency Support Function #4 in a Federal Emergency Management Agency declared disaster. In addition, the Center supports the general fire community through training, workshops and response to projects or tasks assigned by the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordination Group or others.

Contact Northwest Interagency Coordination Center

Dan O'Brien
Center Manager
150 SW Harrison St
Suite 400
Portland, Oregon  97201
Phone: (503) 808-2720/2732
Fax: (503) 808-2789 (Admin)/(503) 8


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Oregon
  • Washington

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